It was only time until RIM decided to make NFC within the BlackBerry 7 devices something useful. During a keynote presentation at the GITEX conference in Dubai, Jim Balsillie unveilled BlackBerry Tag.
BlackBerry® Tag, which will be incorporated in the next BlackBerry® 7 OS update*, will allow users to share contact information, documents, URLs, photos and other multimedia content by simply tapping their BlackBerry smartphones together. BlackBerry Tag will also enable friends to instantly add one another as contacts on BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger).
BlackBerry Tag takes advantage of Near Field Communications (NFC) technology included in the recently launched BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900/9930 and BlackBerry® Curve™ 9350/9360/9370 smartphones, and these are the first BlackBerry smartphones that will support BlackBerry Tag.
* Subject to network operator certifications. Check with your local operator for availability.
This is certainly a great way to incorporate NFC usage into a users daily routine.
Hello BBOS members and guests, it's time for our Weekly Recap for 10/2 - 10/8, 2011. The links below are the "in a nutshell" of what happened in everything BlackBerry last week. Leave us a comment on what you thought was the most memorable moment of the BlackBerry weekly recap!
If you're attending BlackBerry DevCon Americas 2011 (Oct 18-20, San Francisco), you'll be happy to know that theBlackBerry DevCon Americas 2011 Mobile Guide is now available for both the BlackBerry PlayBook & BlackBerry devices.
Not much is new on the app compared to last year's version, but this a great must-have app to keep yourself updated during DevCon.
For those of you that have been wondering when you will see the Torch 9810 come to T-Mobile, your going to be excited about this news. This leaked picture of T-Mobile's roadmap, shows the Torch 9810 to be released on November 9th. If this is correct it looks as though you could have your shiny new Torch just in time for the holiday season. Will you be purchasing a Torch 9810 from T-Mobile?
Today, the BlackBerry Partners Fund announced the winners of the Adobe Flash/AIR competition, recognizing the best Adobe AIR apps for the BlackBerry PlayBook. For this year’s BlackBerry Partners Fund Developer Challenge, all winning apps were selected based on quality and use of development best practices, visual appeal, user experience and creativity and innovation, joining the thousands of dynamic Flash apps currently available for the BlackBerry PlayBook.
In an effort to encourage PlayBook application development. RIM has announced that they will give all fully registered attendees a free BlackBerry PlayBook. This is a great move by RIM as it allows many talented developers to get their hands on a PlayBook. The more developers that get their hands on the PlayBook the better. I am hopeful that after this wave of developer conferences we will see a rise in PlayBook specific apps.
Attendees at the conference will receive a 16GB BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet to help kick start the development of their next app!
This BlackBerry PlayBook tablet offer is open to those who have registered, paid in full and checked-in onsite at BlackBerry DevCon Americas 2011 in San Francisco.
Are you planning on attending one of RIM's developer conferences?
If you frequently visit YouTube on your BlackBerry 7 device, you may have notice some changes to the layout today.
That's Right. YouTube is finally in a HTML5 layout for your BlackBerry 7 device! This is slightly delayed in release compared to other platforms, but it's great to see this new layout within weeks of the launch of OS 7.
Sadly, OS 5/6 will not be able to take advantage of this new layout.
Hello BBOS members and guests, it's time for our Weekly Recap for 9/25 - 10/1, 2011. The links below are the "in a nutshell" of what happened in everything BlackBerry last week. Leave us a comment on what you thought was the most memorable moment of the BlackBerry weekly recap!
Lock screens on devices have become an important part for many smartphone manufacturers. No longer is it just a place to enter your passcode, but rather a place to see pertinent information without unlocking your device.
Research In Motion is currently looking at a few different concepts for its lock screens. It's uncertain if these concepts are for OS 6/7 devices or QNX, but I am interested to see a native lock screen similar to apps like bLOC.